Anita and her family are planning to leave the Dominican Republic in a large airplane that Anita pretends is a dragon. She is a ‘princess’ on her island. But what if she is afraid and lonely in a new land with a new ‘palace’ home? It will take a lot of courage to walk into the belly of the dragon and start a new life. She will have to learn a new language. She will miss her island home and all the beautiful familiar surroundings.
I loved this sweet book about the courage it takes to start a new life, even if you know that new life will be better. Anita relies on her family to strengthen and encourage her, and I loved the close relationships between the family members.
The illustrations are beautifully impressionistic! I loved the soft art style and the long brush strokes of paint. The colors are vivid and lush. I love the richness of the culture portrayed in the landscapes.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.